Books with Colours in their Titles

Hello, hello and welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday, this time on books with colours in their title! This is for Top Ten Tuesday, you can find the other posts here and you can check out all my list posts here.

Priory of the Orange Tree

1. The first books that popped into my head is this lovely orange book all about orange trees and the terrible dragon slayers that care for it and the vengeful dragon that hates those slayers.

Blue Lily Lily Blue

2. Blue is technically a name in this instance but is also definitely a colour. I heard that apparently this title is supposed to be a mirror or something but I can’t remember why that was relevant and this detail was definitely lost on me upon first reader.

Red Queen

3. I was really not a fan of this novel. The portrayal of women was terrible, they were all so catty and always fawning for the men’s attention. However, crucially it does have the word red in the title.


4. Sequel to Cinder, a retelling of Little Red Riding and on my tbr this title is definitely a colour. I just finished Cinder and it was amazing I’m so excited to read the rest of this series.

Red Rising

5. I see this book everywhere. From bookshops to libraries to books swaps to charity shops there’s always a crumpled paperback of this novel in the YA section. Although it has peaked my interest I’ve never actually read the thing.

Kingdom of Copper

6. I am pretty sure Copper is a colour. And a metal. I read City of Brass earlier this year and I thought it was good, a tad chunky and a bit complicated but still good. Hoping to get to the sequel at some point but we all know how great I am at reading sequels.

Red, White and Royal Blue

7. I’ve not read this one but I do know it has 3 colours in the title and is very popular. It’s been on my vague radar for a while and is somewhere on my tbr but having never seen a copy in the library and being a terrible at reading contemporary with any consistency I’m yet to read it.

Spinning Silver

8. Silver, like copper, is another colour and metal all in one. This is a novel by Naomi Novik who wrote Uprooted, a book I read last year with a gorgeous cover and an uncomfortable romance with a 100 year old man and 17 year old.

The Red Pyramid

9. As a kid I was a massive Percy Jackson fan and having loved Rick Riordan’s take on Greek and Norse myths I’m shocked that I never dipped into his take on Egyptian mythology. For some reason the books never grabbed my attention, although the word ‘red’ makes the first one perfect for my list here.

24 thoughts on “Books with Colours in their Titles

  1. Great list! I love Spinning Silver and The Kingdom of Copper (I enjoyed The City of Brass, but it’s a series that gets better with each book), and I’d like to cross The Priory of the Orange Tree off my TBR.


  2. I’m seeing Red White and Royal Blue everywhere in this tag! 😍 Gosh do I want to read it so bad! TBR COULD YOU GET OUT OF MY WAY?!


  3. So many great choices this week! The Raven Cycle is one of my very favorite series. ❀


  4. Oh, I’ve been seeing a lot of these around today! All good choices! All this seeing Scarlett especially makes me want to read that series. I love retellings and I don’t know why I haven’t already read them…

    Also here’s another person recommending The Red Pyramid! I also grew up loving the Percy Jackson books, and I must say that The Kane Chronicles is my second favorite series by him. I loved seeing a younger audience series that focused on Egyptian mythology. It has a similar pace and humor to the PJO books, so I’d definitely recommend giving it a try if you have an interest in the mythology.


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